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Tips for Matching Your Window Trim With Your Interior Trim

Matching the elements of your indoor spaces will give your home a harmonious look. This especially applies to the house’s trim work.

Ensure the trim of your replacement windows matches the rest of your interior trim and molding with these tips. 

Consistency Is Key

All the trim in your home must have the same style. Keep in mind that excessive trim can overpower other interior components, which can negatively affect your home’s appeal and value. 

You have a lot of choices when it comes to trim style. Your choices must suit each other, especially where trim pieces intersect. If you’ve chosen a baseboard and chair rail, ensure they aren’t thicker than the casings of your exterior doors and windows. 

Vertical pieces on a paneled wall shouldn’t be thicker than the horizontal trim where they intersect. In areas where a plate rail meets a window casing, finish the end of the rails with a return so the end grain is covered. 

Proper Sizing

Size your trim according to the dimensions of the rooms. There are no formulas to help you determine the right size of trim for a room. You just have to make sure that the baseboard and crown molding are balanced. 

For rooms with an eight-foot ceiling, the baseboard or crown should be over six inches tall. Trim between three and a half to six inches would work well in these rooms. Choose deeper trim for higher ceilings. Six inches is the minimum height for baseboard and crown molding for rooms with very high ceilings. Install wide casings, or add decorative elements to standard doors in these rooms to make them look bigger. 

For high-quality door and window replacement, choose Renewal by Andersen® of Des Moines. We offer a wide selection of replacement windows and exterior doors to complement every home. Call us at (515) 209-3000, or fill out our online form to schedule a free in-home consultation. We work with homeowners in Urbandale and surrounding areas. 

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